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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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HELEN V. FLAHERTY
HELEN V. FLAHERTY Mar. 2, 1919 – Dec. 19, 2007 Our Loving Memory of Mom and Nana Three years have come and gone without you. Tears are still shed and sadness continues to fill our hearts. It seems ...
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John F. Hartmann
John F. Hartmann passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Husband of Diann. Loving Father of Jennifer, Laurie and Kelly. Devoted Son of Frank and the late Domen...
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Randolph S. Balz
Randolph S. Balz passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved Son of the late Rudolph and Anna. Cherished Brother of the late Roger Balz. Loving Nephew of Olga Sant...
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Harry P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Gloria Esther de la Iglesia
Gloria Esther de la Iglesia passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late Alejandro. Loving Mother of Gloria E. Natiello and Alejandro de la iglesi...
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Adrianne Belts
Adrianne Belts passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 64. She was the beloved Daughter of the late Edwin and Anne. Cherished Niece of the late Jessie Timko. Dear Cousin of Allan &...
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Oscar Alonso
Oscar Alonso passed away on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at the age of 83. He was the beloved Husband of Dinorah. Loving Father of Oscar Milton, Rafael Alonso, Dinorah Guido, Rhina Carroll and Geor...
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Elsa U. Slovak
Elsa U. Slovak passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Loving Mother of Andrew and Mother-in-Law of Mervat. Devoted Daughter of Ana Uribe. Ch...
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Mary Eiring
Mary Eiring passed away on Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Albert. Loving Sister of Catherine Hoffmann, Joan Webb and the late Margaret Wasniewski...
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Raymond L. Hahn
Raymond L. Hahn passed away on November 15th, 2010. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Dear cousin of Arlene D’Agostino. Mr. Hahn served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Funeral ...
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone)
Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone) Beloved wife of Joseph, loving Mother of Joseph (Jessica) and the late Elizabeth, cherished Grandmother of Courtney and Lindsey. Dearest daughter of the late Sam and An...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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John William Espanet
John William Espanet passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 55. He was the beloved Son of the late Lillian Irene and John Espanet . Loving Brother of James A. Espanet and Barbara ...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah LaBarr
Sarah LaBarr passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late George E. LaBarr. Graveside Services were held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 1 PM at...
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Marty Viviano
Marty Viviano passed away on November 12, 2010 at the age of 39. He was the beloved husband of Doreen. Devoted Father of Jill & Joseph. Dear Grandfather of Kayla, Kristen & Antonio. Loving Son of t...
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U.S. MarinesWASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.


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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2006 file photo, Tom Rider, a former circus elephant trainer, shows a bullhook that is used by elephant trainers to members of Nebraska's Judiciary Committee in Loncoln, in support of a bill that would ban the use of the devices Nebraska. The Oakland, Calif., City Council earlier this week unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing bullhooks, an instrument resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp hook on one end that is used by trainers to control the animals. Oakland is now the second city in California, after Los Angeles, to ban the use of a bullhooks. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, says the ban takes effect in 2017. The Oakland Zoo and animal rights activists supported the ordinance. Payne says Ringling Bros. might work with the incoming City Council to reconsider the ban. The circus will stop performing in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.


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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013 file photo, Dick Van Dyke arrives at the U.S. premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks" at Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif. Weinstein Books announced Thursday that Van Dyke is writing a book, "Keep Moving, and Other Tips and Truths About Old Age." Publication is planned for the fall of 2015, just in time for his 90th birthday next December. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Van Dyke plans to put his upbeat approach to old age between covers in a new inspirational book.


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